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Political Decay
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The Stakes of the Gorsuch Showdown

Senate Democrats’ procedural escalation stands to inflict lasting damage on the Supreme Court and the rule of law itself.

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Democratic Norms Are Collapsing

And we all share the blame.

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The Return of History?

Alarming evidence for the erosion of democratic norms, especially among the young and the wealthy.

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The Make-Believe Supreme Court and the Coming Constitutional Crisis

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s comments on the election show that the fiction of the non-partisan justice is fraying, but the looming ideological transformation of the Court threatens to vitiate it altogether.

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Negative Partisanship Rises

People used to vote “for” their party. Now they vote “against” the opposing party.

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Nihilistic Partisanship

The Republican Party is too weak and too strong at the same time.

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Real Putinism

The Russian state as it is today is more akin to the world as it was in the beginning: without form, and void.

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American high schools are giving out higher and higher grades even as real academic ability stagnates.

Netanyahu in Europe

Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic agree that the EU should stand closer with Israel.

*cough* climate leadership *cough*

Greens might want to hold off on anointing Beijing as the next global green leader.

"I am your boss"

His critics are accusing him of Erdoganism Lite. Are they right?

Angela and Recep

A spat over detained human rights activists points to deeper festering problems.

Conceding Syria

There are good reasons to re-think U.S. commitments in Syria. But ending support to the rebels will pose real costs for no clear benefit.

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